This 2-day course will cover managing a supplier for the entire lifecycle of the relationship, beginning with identification and qualification of a supplier and continuing through building a relationship, risk management, ongoing assessment (including auditing) and finally planning for an exit. The course will show attendees how to use risk assessment for ranking suppliers and reducing the number of audits that are necessary to effectively manage suppliers. Strategies for determining whether a supplier will be sole source will be included. Exercises will help attendees develop their own supplier scorecard based on the requirements of their company and develop quality agreements that will ensure clear lines of communication. Attendees will take away strategies for the ongoing monitoring of supplier process performance and for managing nonconforming incidents and changes.
The benefits and components of a supplier management program
Regulatory requirements for managing suppliers and contract manufacturers
Strategic decision making for good supplier management
How to manage risk and reduce the costs associated with having suppliers
Writing effective and useful quality agreements
How to perform a desktop assessment and a supplier audit (and when to use each)